best flowers to grow in ohio

Easy-Growing Flowers to Plant in Ohio (Zone 6)

Ah, flowers. The fragrant harbingers of spring and summer are even more delightful when they grow profusely.

Maybe you’ve seen the gardens and yards of “flower experts” … people who seem to know how to grow fields of flowers, and you’re wondering how they do it.

Part of their secret: they know which flowers thrive in their area, and which ones don’t do as well.

But, to find the right time to grow your flowers requires some research

We’ve made it easy for you!

The Best Flowers to Grow in Zone 6

  1. Zinnias

Zinnias are a beautiful fuschia color, with yellow speckles in the middle. 

Be sure to plant these in full sunlight, with regular watering. They require about 1 inch of water per week. 

The best time to plant is after all frost is gone, all the way to the end of June. 

  1. Marigolds 

Marigolds are stunning: a lush yellow flower with delicate petals.

These flowers need full sunlight, and should be planted in the spring or summer. 

For watering, Marigolds require a good soak at least once a week, but should be monitored to make sure the soil always stays moist. 

  1. Petunias

Usually a bright red or pink, these flowers are star-shaped and unique. 

To keep them healthy, they should be planted in full sunlight after the last frost. 

They do not need to be watered regularly, so once a week is sufficient so long as the soil does not dry out. 

  1. Daylilies

A daylily is a yellow bell-shaped flower that requires full sunlight at least 6 hours a day. 

Moist, well-drained soil is a must for the Daylily, so watering is not necessary every day. 

On hotter days, these flowers need to have at least some shade in order to retain their color. 


  1. Alliums

Alliums are a unique flower that blooms in a puff-like shape with a beautiful purple color that looks like it’s straight out of a Dr. Suess book!

It doesn’t require much watering, always keeping the ground moist. 

A sunny spot that doesn’t get much wind is great for these flowers, as too much wind will blow them apart. 

Stop by Stockslagers Greenhouse and Garden Center this spring for all of your flower essentials! 

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